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Slinging My Pasta Sauce

HorrorFFF 1 Slinging My Pasta SauceI make a mean sauce, but then being half Italian, it’s in my blood.  If I didn’t make a decent sauce, I would be shunned by my family.  Disowned, I tell ya!


Now you might think a good sauce should cook all day.  But when you’re craving pasta for dinner, you don’t have all day to wait to eat it, especially when you’re a mom (or dad) on the run like me.  You may also think, “I’ll just pour out some Prego on my pasta and call it a day”.  *shudder*  Well, my friend, I would call that a very bad day.  Friends don’t let friends use Prego or any other pasta sauce in a jar, not when you can make my easy, tasty seven ingredient sauce.


  Slinging My Pasta Sauce


Run DMT’s Seven Ingredient Sauce


2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves of garlic minced

½ cup white wine

1 carton (26 oz) Pomi chopped tomatoes

¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper


In a large saucepan, warm olive oil on a medium heat.  Add garlic and reduce heat to a very low setting.  Slowly cook the garlic until it becomes a golden brown color.  Do not burn!  When garlic is golden brown, add the white wine and gently raise the heat.  Cook wine for about 2-3 minutes or until wine evaporates.  Lower heat again and add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.  Stir often until sauce becomes light and slightly thickened.  Then remove from heat to avoid the tomatoes from breaking down and becoming too acidic.


Serve over the pasta of your choice.


For variations, add chopped fresh basil or oregano and stir into sauce a minute before you remove it from the heat.


On a side note, I started using the mini bottles of wine for my pasta sauce to avoid wasting a larger bottle of wine.  The mini bottles in a 4-pack are just the right size for any recipe and I can enjoy a small glass while I cook.  But if you use a full-size bottle of wine and find yourself with a lot of leftover white wine after making this recipe, Alex of Ma, What’s for Dinner recommends making ice cubes with leftover wine.   This prevents you from wasting a whole bottle or adding a whole bottle to your waist!


Now link up and see what If I Could Escape and Gone Bananas are slinging for this week’s Friday Food Fight.


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Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • Gone Bananas says:

    Looks yummy! My sauce takes all day! Well… at least 4 hours! It’s hubby’s moms recipe! I’ll have to have you lot up to try it! :-)

    15 April, 2011 at 8:03 am
  • jenn says:

    I still haven’t used wine in any of my cooked dishes… I guess I will start with this, as I am getting a bit tired cooking and eating carbonara.

    my Food Trip Friday post

    15 April, 2011 at 10:13 am
  • JamericanSpice says:

    You are Italian! I love Italian cooking!!

    We always cook from scratch too but I’ve not made my own sauce often since I’ve moved here to the US.

    I bet this is so yum!

    Oh and I used Ragu yesterday…yea kinda not the same but hey I’m going through a cooking block here.

    15 April, 2011 at 10:24 am
  • Spice Up Your Life says:

    Sounds so delish!

    Come and have a coffee with me at Spice Up Your Life, have a good weekend!

    15 April, 2011 at 11:34 am
  • cheerful says:

    i almost have all the recipe except for the main one, pomi chopped tomatoes, any alternative of that? does canned diced tomatoes will be fine? anyway, happy Friday and happy Cambodian New Year! :) -PinayMum – Mommy’s Life Around…!

    15 April, 2011 at 11:55 am
    • cheerful says:

      i mean all the ingredients…:)

      15 April, 2011 at 11:56 am
  • angelzhannin says:

    I love pasta! Looks delectable! Yummy to the tummy! Mine is up – My FTF Entry

    15 April, 2011 at 2:33 pm
  • J.R. says:

    Dear Run DMT,

    As an aspiring home chef I am looking forward to trying your pasta sauce recipe, but you used a phrase that totally baffles me – “leftover white wine.” The words leftover and wine used together are quite foreign to me. Maybe it’s a guy thing. Could you explain the concept? That and “waste a bottle of wine.” Surely there is a statute addressing that bizarre notion.



    15 April, 2011 at 3:57 pm
  • Alex aka Ma Whats for Dinner says:

    So right! Friends never let friends use jar sauce! :) Too funny. Thanks for the shout out darlin’!!! Have a great weekend.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

    15 April, 2011 at 4:16 pm
  • Adin B says:

    That just makes me want to have some pasta for tonight. My family loves pasta. Thank you for sharing!

    15 April, 2011 at 6:10 pm
  • Krista says:

    I am COMPLETELY with JR, dba “Befuddled.” I have never had the problem of leftover wine. If anything, I find myself wondering, “Hey, dinner is about ready, but WHERE DID ALL THE WINE GO?”
    I blame the kitties. I think they sneak in and drink it all when I’m not looking. Because I’m sure I’ve only had a glass. Or two.

    15 April, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • OfeliaNJ says:

    It looks delicious! I like how you started with really good ingredients and combined them.

    I don’t usually have wine in the house, any suggestions on substitutions?

    16 April, 2011 at 11:35 am
  • Carolyn G says:

    Easy, quick and looks delicious!! This is my type of recipe!

    16 April, 2011 at 11:36 am
  • OfeliaNJ says:

    And yes I know now how my first comment may seem simplistic. Really, good ingredients make good food. Even though I don’t often cook with wine, I know it should be a wine that tastes good before you add it.

    16 April, 2011 at 11:38 am
  • Elena (running in heels after child) says:

    I make a quick pasta sauce as will, I think the trick is using the right tomatoes, either the Pomi that you use or San Marzano, there really is a difference.

    I will have to give your recipe a try, I love that use mini bottles of white wine.


    16 April, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  • XmasDolly says:

    I just noticed that you signed our linky when I stopped by Lorie’s. Hey, Pizan!
    I’m half Sicilian here! My grandmother taught me how to cook & she was from Palermo. I need to put up my recipe for sauce one day too, and we can compare notes. Thanks for joining us today, and sharing your recipe. Hope to see you next Thursday too! Have a great weekend.

    16 April, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  • Leslie Limon says:

    I’m not Italian, but I think I should have been! :) There’s nothing like making your own sauce. And yours looks and sounds delicious. :)

    Stopping by from Sabroso Saturday and the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. :)

    16 April, 2011 at 6:48 pm
  • Lorie Jean Shewbridge says:

    I have never used white wine in my red sauce, I always use red wine to deglaze the pan… how interesting.
    I had to laugh when you said that you use the little bottles so you don’t have any leftover wine… between having a glass while cooking or with dinner, and you’ve seen my recipes – you KNOW I never have any leftover in my house for more that a day or two. TeeHee
    This looks yummy, I definitely would use basil because that is my favorite savory spice.
    Thanks for linking up again this week and I’m sorry I missed adding a photo this Friday, I have had a really bad week and am trying to catch up.

    16 April, 2011 at 11:53 pm
  • XmasDolly says:

    Been trying to find your address or maybe I’m too tired tonight, and it’s probably right in front of me, but I don’t see it. Sorry. CONGRATS! You’ve been chosen for our “Spotlight Dance” for Monday’s Music Moves Me”! Stop by tomorrow night when we go live at 10 p.m. and grab our linky. Our theme this week is friendship. Also if you bring someone & they sign our linky tell them to say they came with you in a comment. We will have another drawing for first place on our linky the falling week. Have a great day & CONGRATS AGAIN! WOO HOO!

    17 April, 2011 at 1:16 am

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